Notorious hacking group Anonymous targeted Virgin Media yesterday, to protest the blocking of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay. The attack forced the internet service provider to take its website offline for one hour. Around the time of the attack, a Twitter account which has been linked to the group read:
— Anonymous UK (@AnonUK) May 8, 2012
Virgin Media began preventing access to the site after a ruling from the High Court last month. Tweets from other accounts also suggested that TalkTalk had been targeted by Anonymous, though this has not been confirmed.